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1933 Caroline 2020

Caroline Gertrude Martz

1933 — January 1, 2020

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada is saddened to announce the peaceful death of their dear Sister Caroline Martz in the care centre at the Residence of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 485 Windermere Road in London on August 21, 2020.

Caroline Gertrude Martz was born on June 20, 1933 in Heisler, Alberta and joined the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph on August 25, 1955.

She is remembered with affection by all her CSJ Sisters, as well as her sisters
Catherine (Don Kuefler), Josephine (Eddie Volk), Mary Anne Martz, Geraldine (Arnold Volk) and sister-in-law Marlene Martz.

She was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Mary Martz, five infant siblings, brothers Leo (Denise), Wilfred (Kay), Edmund (Mabel), Sylvester, Victor and Gerald.

Sister Caroline, known earlier as Sister St. David, excelled in making a comfortable home for our Sisters and all those she served in London at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, Fontbonne Hall, St. Peter's Seminary and Marian Villa and then in Windsor, at St Joseph's Manor. In 1977 she returned to her beloved west and gave invaluable service in general housekeeping and maintenance at St. Joseph's Regional House in Edmonton for 33 years.

Upon her return east, Caroline participated in the Galilee Renewal Program in Arnprior and was a faithful volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre where she is remembered for her wry sense of humor and down to earth practicality and realism.

We thank God for Sister Caroline's presence among us and for the compassionate care provided to her by our care centre staff.

Due to the current pandemic, there will be no public services. Live streaming of the service can be viewed on Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 a.m. online at:

A private burial service will be held, with a memorial Mass and a celebration of her life to be scheduled at a later date.

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